Update: Orchard Portman House (The Pavilion Hospital) re-development project.
Orchard Portman House has almost reached the completion of a very ambitious and creative re-development of its mix of old and new building. It has taken longer than anticipated, but the end result more than lives up to our expectations, there is just some excavation work to be completed to the outside areas, which is to ensure that we will not be at risk of flooding in the future.
Our new registration is anticipated to take effect from the 6th October 2014, which will provide Orchard Portman House with hospital status for the entire site.
We are planning some open day events towards the end of October – more details to follow.
If you have any queries, or we can be of any assistance to you, then please do not hesitate to contact Linda Hallett – Hospital Director or Glenys Hanlon – Business Manager.
Introduction - Orchard Portman House, a mental health hospital near Taunton, Somerset, provides a range of specialist mental health and nursing services for older people within three distinct environments but all closely linked, each degree of mental health having their own admission criteria and outcomes. Service users can move between the units as part of their own care pathway.
– The uniqueness of this enables service users to make gradual transitions with the same professional team to oversee under the same roof and with the minimum of disruption; transitions from one environment to another can often undo the delicate balance of wellness and mental health that can exist for individuals with highly complex needs.
Location – Orchard Portman is situated in a beautiful rural location, however it is just 10 minutes’ drive from Junction 25 of the M5, and the national rail network is the main Paddington to Penzance line with frequent train stops at Taunton. We also have free, safe parking for our visitors when you arrive by car.